Dallas County Man Sentenced for Jacksonville Bank Burglary
TYLER, Texas – A 33-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to federal prison for burglarizing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.
Calvin Lee Browning pleaded guilty on Aug. 23, 2016, to bank burglary and was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison by U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Catharina Haynes. Browning was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $58,376.75.
According to information presented in court, on Feb. 9, 2016, Browning and three others broke into the Jacksonville branch of Austin Bank early in the morning before the bank had opened for business. Three of the individuals were dropped off at the bank while the other waited nearby with a getaway car. After disabling the bank’s surveillance cameras and security system, the defendants stole more than $30,000 from the bank’s automated teller machine cash drawers. They then left the bank, returned to the getaway car and left the area. A local patrol unit attempted a traffic stop and a high speed chase ensued. During the chase, all four men bailed out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. One individual was apprehended at the scene and the others were arrested later
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jacksonville Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Coan.